Category Archives: Au Pair

Un Pasto Condiviso (A Shared Meal)

(2010) An Italian mamma once told me the following expression: “Puo’ essere soltanto un pasto semplice di spaghetti e pomodori, ma se ci sono gli amanti, e’ il pasto piu’ buono che esiste.” (It may only be a simple meal … Continue reading

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A Casa (At Home)

(2001) I am so NOT Julie Andrews. So began my attempt to (quite clumsily) maneuver the strange world of being an international nanny.  I had so many questions!  How do I succeed in acting as a parental figure when I don’t actually have … Continue reading

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La Babysitter (The Nanny)

(2001) The first panic attack happened as I was collecting my luggage at the Aereoporto di Firenze. WHAT AM I DOING!? THESE PEOPLE COULD BE CON ARTISTS! Comforting thought as I nervously walked out to meet the family with whom … Continue reading

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Un Lavoro (A Job)

(2001) So just how does a 19-year old American girl go about finding a job in Italy?  My conversation partner, who had lived over there for a time, assured me that he had seen it done; waitresses, help for the … Continue reading

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